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Mapping Controversies in Architecture

Mapping Controversies in Architecture

Albena Yaneva Description The book tackles a number of challenging questions: How can we conceptualize architectural objects and practices without falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How can we… Read more »

Pedestrian & Transit-Oriented Design

Pedestrian & Transit-Oriented Design

Reid Ewing Description Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private… Read more »

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Runming Yao Description Climate change is believed to be a great challenge to built environment professionals in design and management. An integrated approach in delivering a sustainable built environment is… Read more »

Building Globalization : Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China

Building Globalization : Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China

Xuefei Ren Description From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms… Read more »

Reconstructing Italy : The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era

Reconstructing Italy : The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era

By (author) Stephanie Zeier Pilat , Series edited by Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for… Read more »

Spatial Design Education : New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond

Spatial Design Education : New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond

By (author) Professor Ashraf M. Salama Design education in architecture and allied disciplines is the cornerstone of design professions that contribute to shaping the built environment of the future. In… Read more »

Re-Imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic City”

Re-Imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic City”

By (author) Somaiyeh Falahat Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called “Islamic cities”. She bases her argument on the fact… Read more »

Fastforward Urbanism : Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City

Fastforward Urbanism : Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City

By (author) Dana Cuff In the wake of recent failures in America’s urban infrastructure, an emerging group of activist designers are calling on architects to rethink their relationship to the… Read more »

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

By (author) Forster O. Ndubisi This is an invaluable resource for design and planning students to understand how to create resilient, regenerative, and beautiful places. From Henry David Thoreau to… Read more »

University Planning and Architecture : The Search for Perfection

University Planning and Architecture : The Search for Perfection

By (author) Jonathan Coulson , By (author) Paul Roberts , By (author) Isabelle Taylor The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with… Read more »

Demystifying Doha : On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City

Demystifying Doha : On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City

By (author) Ashraf M. Salama , By (author) Florian Wiedmann Over the past decade or so, the wealth produced by Qatar’s oil and gas exports has generated a construction development… Read more »

Biophilic Cities : Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Biophilic Cities : Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

By (author) Timothy Beatley Tim Beatley has long been a leading advocate for the “greening” of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature,… Read more »

Local Climate Action Planning

Local Climate Action Planning

By (author) Michael R. Boswell , By (author) Adrienne I. Greve , By (author) Tammy L. Seale This is the first book designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials,… Read more »

Cities for People

Cities for People

By (author) Jan Gehl , Foreword by Richard Rogers For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into… Read more »

Urban Ecological Design : A Process for Regenerative Places

Urban Ecological Design : A Process for Regenerative Places

By (author) Danilo Palazzo , By (author) Frederick Steiner This trailblazing book outlines a tested interdisciplinary “process model” for urban design. Its goal is not to explain how to design… Read more »

The Concrete Dragon : China’s Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World

The Concrete Dragon : China’s Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World

By (author) Thomas J. Campanella China is the most rapidly urbanizing nation in the world, with an urban population that may well reach one billion within a generation. Over the… Read more »

Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

By (author) Igor Marjanovic , By (author) Katerina Ruedi Ray Chicago has many iconic buildings, but perhaps none as instantly recognizable as Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City, commonly referred to as… Read more »

Writing About Architecture : Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

Writing About Architecture : Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

By (author)  Alexandra Lange Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, is a handbook on how to write effectively… Read more »

The Nature of Urban Design : A New York City Perspective on Resilience

The Nature of Urban Design : A New York City Perspective on Resilience

By (author) Alexandros Washburn The global shift to an urban population comes with an uncomfortable corollary. People who live in cities as they are currently designed produce more greenhouse gasses… Read more »

Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat : Cities in the Third Millennium : 6th World Congress of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 16 February to 2 March, 2001

Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat : Cities in the Third Millennium : 6th World Congress of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 16 February to 2 March, 2001

By (author) Lynn Beadle This book, the result of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 6th World Congress: Cities in the Third Millennium, examines the issues which must… Read more »

Urban Acupuncture

Urban Acupuncture

By (author)  Jaime Lerner , Foreword by  Jan Gehl During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and 80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his… Read more »

Conservation and Planning : Changing Values in Policy and Practice

Conservation and Planning : Changing Values in Policy and Practice

By (author) Edward Hobson Conserving historic buildings continues to excite and inflame opinion. The means of protecting such buildings and areas are well established but frequently suffer a lack of… Read more »

Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain

Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain

By (author)  Peter Headicar Transport in the twenty-first century represents a significant challenge at the global and the local scale. Aided by over sixty clear illustrations, Peter Headicar disentangles this… Read more »

Introduction to Urban Housing Design : At Home in the City

Introduction to Urban Housing Design : At Home in the City

By Graham Towers This clear and concise guide is the ideal introduction to contemporary housing design for students and professionals of architecture, urban design and planning. With the increasing commitment… Read more »

Courtyard Housing : Past, Present and Future

Courtyard Housing : Past, Present and Future

By Brian Edwards Courtyard housing is one of the oldest forms of domestic development spanning at least 2000 years and occurring in distinctive form in many regions of the world…. Read more »

City Project and Public Space

City Project and Public Space

Edited by  Silvia Serreli The book aims at nurturing theoretic reflection on the city and the territory and working out and applying methods and techniques for improving our physical and… Read more »

The Transformation of Urban Space in Post-Soviet Russia

The Transformation of Urban Space in Post-Soviet Russia

By (author) Isolde Brade , By (author) Konstantin Axenov , By (author) Evgenij Bondarchuk In the years since 1989, the societies of Russia and Eastern Europe have undergone a remarkable… Read more »

Spatial Planning and Urban Development

Spatial Planning and Urban Development

By (author) Pier Carlo Palermo , By (author) Davide Ponzini Urban planning is a complex field of knowledge and practice. Through the decades, theoretical debate has formed an eclectic set… Read more »

Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design 2016 : Post-Proceedings of the 2nd Delft International Conference

Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design 2016 : Post-Proceedings of the 2nd Delft International Conference

Edited by  Juval Portugali , Edited by  Egbert Stolk This book, which resulted from an intensive discourse between experts from several disciplines – complexity theorists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, urban planners… Read more »

Municipal Architecture

Municipal Architecture

Helen Liu; Li He In addition to providing the space needed for governors or leaders to conduct the community’s affairs and transact business, municipal buildings serve multiple purposes. They are… Read more »

Design/Build with Jersey Devil : A Handbook for Education and Practice

Design/Build with Jersey Devil : A Handbook for Education and Practice

Contributions by  Charlie Hailey Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel believe an architect’s job does not stop at designing a building, but that it extends to constructing it as… Read more »

Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning

Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning

Edited by  Hiroyuki Shimizu , Edited by  Akito Murayama Our societies need to solve difficult issues to attain sustainability. The main challenges include, among others, global warming, demographic change, an… Read more »

Boomburbs : The Rise of America’s Accidental Cities

Boomburbs : The Rise of America’s Accidental Cities

By (author)  Robert E. Lang , By (author)  Jennifer B. Lefurgy A glance at a list of America’s fastest growing “”cities”” reveals quite a surprise: most are really overgrown suburbs…. Read more »

Subprime Cities : The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Subprime Cities : The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets

Edited by   Manuel B. Aalbers Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets presents a collection of works from social scientists that offer insights into mortgage markets and the causes,… Read more »

Redeveloping Industrial Sites : A Guide for Architects, Planners, and Developers

Redeveloping Industrial Sites : A Guide for Architects, Planners, and Developers

By (author)  Carol Berens Architects, urban planners, urban designers, developers, city officials, and all those interested in revitalizing their post-industrial cities will find the tools they need here. Redeveloping Industrial… Read more »

Turning a Town Around : A Proactive Approach to Urban Design

Turning a Town Around : A Proactive Approach to Urban Design

By (author)  Anthony Hall This good practice guide addresses practical action and shows planners and developers how to incorporate design principles into policy, make design briefing effective, and prepare for… Read more »

Sensing the 21st Century City : The Net City Close-up and Remote Architectural Design

Sensing the 21st Century City : The Net City Close-up and Remote Architectural Design

uk298jtvc8p7iasbb9efomazv5ahqa –> var ue_hoe = +new Date(); Will cities exist in the next century? Or will everywhere be urban? Contemporary communication and transportation networks allow for greater urban dispersal, yet… Read more »

Place-Making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Place-Making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Sako Musterd Urban policy makers are increasingly striving to strengthen the economic competitiveness of their cities. Currently, they do that mainly in the field of the creative knowledge economy –… Read more »

Cities of Dispersal

Cities of Dispersal

Rafi Segal Questioning the traditional boundaries between cities, suburbs, countryside and wilderness, this issue of AD explores emergent types of public space in low-density environments. It describes this new form… Read more »

Facility Siting : Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

Facility Siting : Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

Asa Boholm From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and… Read more »